Moss Kent Dickinson

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Dickinson Days is an annual festival in the village of Manotick that began as a celebration of Moss Kent Dickinson's birthday on the first Saturday in June. It now includes a parade, fireworks, music, entertainment in Dickinson Square, crafts, food, wagon rides, farmer's market, fun for kids, fishing, Pioneer Days at Watson's Mill & Dickinson House, and Doors Open Ottawa. Free family fun in a the village right in Canada's capital!

Dickinson Days - Friday June 6 to Sunday June 8, 2014

A 50-50 draw tickets can be purchased from any member of the Manotick Kiwanis. The Winner will be drawn Saturday 4 pm in the Tent. Benefits Waupoos Farm.

Friday, June 6, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 pm
Face-painting - My Toy Shop, 1136 Tighe St.
7 - 8 pm
Parade - Starts/ends at Manotick Arena
6:30- 8:30 pm
Youth Drop In - Manotick Arena
watch the parade & play Minute to Win it (YOMA)
8.30 - 9.20 pm
Family Show: Junkyard Symphony - Manotick Arena
9:30 pm
Fireworks - Centennial Park - the best yet
Sponsored by Leimerk Developments (Mews)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square Tent
Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee $5/$4
9 am - Noon
Kids Catch & Release Fishing Derby - Watson's Mill Dam
9 am - 5 pm
Village Craft Fair - Mill St, Dickinson St, Clapp Ln
9 am - 5 pm
Farmer's Market opens - Dickinson House lawn
Fresh and home-made goods (until Oct. 11)
10 am - 2 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - Mill St. to the Mews
10 am - 10 pm
M & M Meat's Barbeque - Dickinson Square
10 am – 4 pm
Family Variety Show - Dickinson Square Stage
10:00 am Ottawa Police Choir
10:30 am Manotick Brass
11:00 am Pique Dance Studio
12:00 pm Rock With Buckledown
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
1:30 pm Denise Smith School of Dance
2:30 pm Danielle's Highland Dancers
3:00 pm Cooligan Martial Arts
10 pm – 4 pm
Kid's Climbing Castle - Dickinson St. at Bridge St.
10 pm – 4 pm
Splash Machine - Manotick Mews,
1160 Beaverwood Rd.
9 am - 5 pm
Pioneer Days - milling, tours at Watson’s Mill.
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa - local schedule below (website)
10 pm – 5 pm
Dickinson House Museum - Dickinson Square
1 pm
Official Opening - Dickinson Square Tent
Federal, Provincial & Municipal elected members.
1 pm – 4 pm
Key Club Car Wash - Manotick Arena
4 pm
50/50 DRAW (tickets from Kiwanis members)
Dickinson Square Tent
7 pm – 10 pm
Community Dance - Dickinson Square.
Contra & circle dancing with caller Pippa Hall & the Ever Hopeful String Band. Dance partner not necessary. Non-alcoholic. $10, under 12 free.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

1 pm – 4 pm
Great Trivia Contest - Dickinson Square Tent (Register at Manotick Office Pro)
Book Launch - Dickinson House "The Women of Dickinson House" by Maureen McPhee
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa - website
Local buildings participating:
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
Watson's Mill, 5525 Dickinson St.
Sat. 10-4.
Sun. 10-4
Dickinson House, 1127 Mill St.
Sat. 10-4
Sun. Noon-4
St. James Anglican Church, 1138 Bridge St.
Sat. 10-4 Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre, 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N.
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch, 6581 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
SunTech Greenhouses Ltd., 5541 Doyle Rd.

Annual Used Book Sale - Carriage House daily all summer.

Manotick Kiwanis would like to thank Sponsors and Contributors:
Major Partner: Fireworks - Leimerk Developments Ltd. (The Mews of Manotick)
Event Sponsors: Parade – Minto, Pancake Breakfast – Orchard View Living Centre, Great Trivia Contest – Mill Tavern Restaurant
Denise Smith Dance Studio, Pique Dance Studio International, Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., Dave Wright Excavating, Ken Gordon Holdings Ltd., Star Toilet Rentals. Special thanks to Jan Hynes


Kiwanis Club of Manotick
Secretary Rick Coates 692-3574
Organizes parade, craft market, entertainment, tent

Watson’s Mill
Manager: Isabelle Geoffrion
Organizes tours of Watson's Mill & Dickinson House,
Carriage House book sale

Manotick Business Improvement Area
Exec. Dir. Donna Cooper 613-692-7657
Organizes street sales, street closing, promotion
The Manotick Directory provides this website as a free community service to Dickinson Days, Manotick Kiwanis, and Watson's Mill.
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